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The Maryland MVA Knowledge Exam has 25 Questions

The Maryland MVA exam for a noncommercial Class C driver license has 25 questions.

You need to correctly answer at least 22 questions. That is a passing score of 88%, which is higher than in any other state in United States. Read about passing scores in other states .

Unlike other states, the Maryland MVA exam is also timed. You have 20 minutes to complete the test. Many test takers feel stressed about the time limit, but 20 minutes is more than enough for anyone who has studied the manual and used the practice tests. So, don’t try to answer questions too quickly. You have enough time to complete the test and get all your answers right.

Look at this video and see if you can answer all questions before the correct answer is revealed. You probably can.

Then think about how long it took. The video only ran for just over 5 minutes!

All Questions and Answers in this Video

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#1. When passing another vehicle, you should:

Leave plenty of space and go around the other vehicle at a safe distance. Pass as quickly. Do not linger in the other driver’s blind spot.

#2. When driving in a construction zone, you should:

Expect the unexpected. Work zone conditions change constantly – be ready to react.

#3. Backing your vehicle on an interstate highway:

Never stop and back up on any portion of the interstate. It is illegal and unsafe.

#4. A suspension of a driving privilege is the same as:

The suspension of a Maryland driver’s license is the temporary withdrawal of the privilege to operate a motor vehicle. After the period of suspension has ended, your driving privilege may be reinstated, if all requirements are met.

#5. When are you allowed to drive faster than the maximum speed limit?

You must comply with speed limits. You may drive slower than the posted speed limit, but it is illegal to drive any faster than the posted speed limit.

#6. This sign means:

This sign indicates that a left turn is permitted, but you must yield to oncoming traffic.

#7. What is the first thing you should do if your vehicle starts to skid?

Take your foot off the accelerator or brake pedal, whichever is being applied, to regain vehicle balance.

#8. MVA will suspend the driver license of any driver with a BAC test result of:

Drivers are driving under the influence of alcohol when their blood alcohol concentration is .08 or higher. A driver under age 21 has violated the law when the blood alcohol concentration level is .02 or more. It is, however, important to remember that any amount of alcohol can affect judgment and physical coordination and can lead to criminal charges.

#9. What does this sign mean?

Slippery when wet. When pavement is wet, reduce your speed. Do not brake hard or change direction suddenly. Increase the distance between your car and the one ahead. These actions are needed on all wet roads and especially on roads where this sign is posted.

#10. Where should you stop when there is a stop sign at an intersection, but no stop line or crosswalk?

You must stop at a clearly marked stop line.

If there is no clearly marked stop line, you must stop before entering any crosswalk

If there is no clearly marked stop line or crosswalk, you must stop before entering the intersection.

Yield to any vehicle or pedestrian in the intersection and remain stopped until it is safe to enter and continue through the intersection.

#11. Which light signal has the same meaning as a stop sign?

A flashing red traffic light means the same as a stop sign. Come to a complete stop at the stop line or, if there is no stop line, prior to the crosswalk and before entering the intersection. Yield to all other traffic and pedestrians. Proceed when the way is clear. There will be no green signal following a flashing red light.

#12. If you are blinded by the headlights of an approaching car at night, you should slow and:

Do not stare into the vehicle’s headlights, as this will impair your ability to see. Instead, keep your eyes focused on the road in front of you, or slightly to the right of the lane you are traveling in or the right edge of the road.

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#13. All children under 8 years must be in an appropriate child safety seat, unless:

All children under age eight must ride in an appropriate child safety seat, unless the child is four feet and nine inches or taller.

The restraint must be used in accordance with the child safety seat and vehicle manufacturers’ instructions. Child safety seats include car seats, booster seats or other federally approved child safety devices.

#14. Lanes marked on both sides with double broken yellow lines are:

Lanes marked by double-dashed yellow lines are known as Reversible lanes.

They are travel lanes designed to carry traffic in one direction at certain times and in the opposite direction at other times. Before you start driving in them, make sure they are open for travel in your direction. Look for an overhead sign with a green arrow. Don’t drive in the lane if the sign shows a red “X”.

#15. When entering an interstate and other limited access highways, you should always:

If you are on the entrance or acceleration ramp, you must yield the right of way to drivers already on a limited access or interstate highway,

#16. You may pass a school bus from the front or rear on an undivided highway:

The driver of any vehicle following or approaching the school vehicle may not proceed until the school vehicle resumes motion or the alternately flashing red lights are deactivated.

#17. When parking parallel to a curb on a two-way road, you must park:

Park your vehicle as far away from traffic as possible. If there is a curb, park as close to it as possible. When a vehicle is properly parallel parked, its wheels on the curb side will be positioned no more than 12 inches from the curb.

#18. You must always stop before a railroad crossing:

Never start to cross the tracks unless you can clear the tracks completely. Make sure there is room for your vehicle on the other side of the tracks before proceeding.

#19. When you follow a truck, you should expect to be in the truck driver’s blind spot if you:

Trucks and buses have blind spots on both sides. If you cannot see the driver’s face in the side-view mirror, he or she cannot see you. If the truck changes lanes, you could be in trouble. The right side blind spot runs the length of the trailer and extends out three lanes.

#20. When you see this sign, you should:

A stop sign is ahead. Slow down and be ready to stop.

#21. When passing a bicyclist, you must:

As you approach a bicyclist, slow down. Avoid honking your horn. Bicyclists can usually hear an approaching vehicle and loud noises can startle bicyclists, causing a crash. Pass a bicyclist as you would any slowly moving vehicle. Be prepared to slow down, wait until oncoming traffic is clear and then allow at least 3 feet of clearance between your car and the bicyclist when passing.

#22. When should you use your headlights on high beam?

Use high beams on open roads, which are not lighted by streetlights. When driving through fog or mist, heavy rain or snow, turn on you low beam headlights. Avoid putting your headlights on high beam because the light will be reflected back into your eyes. You must also use low beams when approaching another vehicle from behind.


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#23. There is a stopped emergency vehicle with activated lights on a multi-lane roadway. You must:

If you are approaching an emergency vehicle, tow truck, or other service vehicle that is stopped on a roadway, you must pull into an available lane not immediately adjacent to the referenced vehicle. If it is not possible to move over, you must slow down to a safe speed for the conditions and be prepared to stop if necessary.

#24. This sign means:

Road curves. Road ahead makes a gradual curve in the direction of the arrow. Slow down, keep right, and do not pass.

Note the difference between Curve and Turn signs.

#25. If you become tired or sleepy while driving, it is best to:

If you become tired or sleepy while driving, it is best to rest, or change drivers. Being tired dulls your mind and slows down your reactions, making driving hazardous.


#26. What does this sign mean?

Divided highway ahead (divided highway begins).

The highway ahead is divided into two one-way roadways. Keep to the right.

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